The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

 

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Thursday, December 10, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
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The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Celebrating their new release, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, iconoclastic trio The Bad Plus and modern saxophone giant Joshua Redman present an evening of sublime, spontaneous invention. The Bad Plus earned an unusually broad following among young music fans through poker-faced interpretations of beloved rock and pop tunes like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and Radiohead’s “Karma Police.” The collective trio still traffics in ingenious covers, but pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King are all dedicated composers. Possessing distinct and divergent aesthetics, they channel their music through a radically democratic group sound that erases traditional distinctions between soloist and accompanist. It’s an approach that rarely invites in outsides, but the Berkeley-raised Redman joined The Bad Plus for a European tour a few years back and quickly made himself part of their quirky Midwestern gestalt. He joins forces with the band again, though Anderson hesitates to call it a collaboration, noting that playing with the trio means “dealing with what the Bad Plus does, and Josh really got that and brought this incredible energy. It’s a lot of new personality for the music, but still The Bad Plus.”

Artist Personnel

Joshua Redman saxophones
Ethan Iverson piano
Reid Anderson bass
Dave King drums

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